Progressive Business Publications

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4 people found this helpful  

Company that doesn't follow their own "proclaimed" values. Run away as fast as you can.

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Former Employee - Editor in Malvern, PA (US)
Former Employee - Editor in Malvern, PA (US)

I worked at Progressive Business Publications full-time (more than 3 years)

Pros

Not many. But if you are willing to be a follower and do what they say you will get by. You need to be someone who doesn't think for themselves.

Cons

Search the web for "progressive business publications" and look at the search results.
You will see a great deal of negative publicity about the company exploiting people at businesses across the country. This is reason enough not to work there.

On top of that, consider the people who work there for a long time and are comfortable with this fact. They obviously are either stuck there or don't find anything wrong with misleading or taking advantage of people. Why would you want to work with them?

In addition to these facts, my experience at the company was very in line with the negative facts that come up in the search results. People there didn't really care about the customers, nor did management really care about employees. The turnover rate of employees was very high and customers were always calling into complain.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

I do not think advice will help this management team.

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's a job, not a career.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA (US)

    I worked at Progressive Business Publications full-time

    Pros

    Very friendly people who want the company to grow and succeed.

    Cons

    Flat organization with no career growth. HR issues common. Suggestions for improvement regularly shot down by management who regularly bend or break the rules. Money is wasted on failing divisions and morale is typically low. Dishonest tactics for most business practices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward your hard workers instead of hiring corporate misfits who make six figure salaries and then leave a year later. Spend some resources developing your loyal employees and promote from within. Break up the boy's club mentality and open up the club for others to succeed.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great start to a post-college career, not much room to grow

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA (US)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Malvern, PA (US)

    I worked at Progressive Business Publications

    Pros

    Taking a position at Progressive Business Publications after college is a very wise decision - You learn a lot about marketing and the corporate world. Management does encourage you to do well and the bonus structure is good if you're a high performer. It's a great resume builder and you can take advantage of many opportunities. They have corporate boxes in many Philadelphia sports arenas which are a great perk.

    Cons

    The salary is low (and although there's 'advancement' opportunities, it typically is minimal during review) and the benefits are weak compared to similar companies. The health insurance, PTO (vacation and sick leave) and snow day policy do not reward employees. The entire business model is based around hiring new college graduates, making money and then replacing the crop once they've moved on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Invest in your employees and reward them appropriately with salary and benefits. Also, look for long-term solutions to grow the business.

    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO
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